Pedestrian Hit by Middletown Police Motorcycle

Both the pedestrian and the officer are in stable condition.

By Ari Mason
|  Friday, Sep 27, 2013  |  Updated 3:46 PM EDT
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Pedestrian Hit by Middletown Police Motorcycle

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This mangled Middletown police motorcycle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the road Thursday night.

Authorities are investigating after a Middletown police motorcycle struck a pedestrian in the area of 605 Saybrook Road on Thursday night.

Police said 56-year-old Donald A. Wilson was crossing the street when the Officer Peter Botsacos hit him near the intersection with Windy Hill Drive.

Authorities said Wilson was leaving the driveway of 605 Saybrook Road at the time of the crash. It's not clear if Botsacos was responding to an emergency.

Both people were transported to Hartford Hospital, at least one via LifeStar, authorities said.

Police said Wilson was alert at the hospital and is in stable condition. Botsacos was treated and released.

Botsacos has been a member of the Middletown Police Department for nine years, police said.

Saybrook Road in Middletown was closed near Route 9 while authorities responded to the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Middletown Police Traffic Unit at 860-638-4064.

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